Visual Artists ReceptionJanuary 9, 2022 at 2 p.m.All artist images are copyright protected and may not be duplicated or shared without the express consent of the artist. Click on any image to enlarge view.
Concerts and Art Exhibits atLas Placitas Presbyterian ChurchHighway 165, Placitas NMDirections2 pm - Artists Reception3 pm - ConcertPlease check individual concert details as dates and times may be subject to change
Jo Anne Fredrikson is a retired educator, journalist and grant developer who has championed social change. Art quilts challenge her brain to work with high end fabrics, threads and embellishments to create designs that reflect the culture of New Mexico. A special focus is honoring women’s stories through quilting—such as the women of Juarez, Mexico who lost their lives to violence; dancers showcasing cultural traditions of Flamenco, Native American shawl dancing, Mexican folkloric dance and African dance, and more. Her quilts have been juried into local, regional and national shows, and are included in private art collections.Jo Anne says: “I am always happy and challenged in my quilting studio surrounded by fabrics, threads, embellishments and 'possibilities.’ I would love to share them with you.”
Cristina Diaz-Arntzen was born in Monterrey, Mexico and moved to Wisconsin when she was 16. She taught kindergarten and pre-school in Waukesha Wisconsin for 28 years. In 2004, Cristina moved to Albuquerque, and took a punch quilting class the same year She embraced this fabric art technique that mimics quilting without making a stitch. Punch Quilts are a unique, little-known, fiber arts technique. Cristina designs her punch quilts using multicolored fabrics, foam board, batting, temper board and some hand crafted tools to design and create one of a kind unique wall hangings. Cristina says: “I enjoy creating punch quilts since 2005, selling my quilts at Amapola Gallery in Old Town, Jezebel Gallery in Madrid, and in numerous art shows and juried competitions in other states. Many of my punch quilts are displayed in homes around the world.”
Joyce Rapp is a watercolor artist who resides in Los Ranchos, New Mexico. Born and raised in Chicago Illinois, she has lived in a handful of states across the U.S. as well as abroad in Australia, Chile, Nicaragua and Colombia. Joyce is a self-taught artist who has augmented her knowledge through classes offered by accomplished local artists. She is a Signature Member of the New Mexico Watercolor Society. Her paintings have shown and won awards in the following juried shows: Masterworks of New Mexico, New Mexico Watercolor Society Exhibits, and the New Mexico State Fair.Joyce says: “The photos and memories from my travel and time lived abroad are the main inspirations for my paintings.”
As a daughter of well known western artist Oleg Stavrosky, art is in her DNA . She worked in graphic design and as a renowned western art consultant. She holds degrees in Art History and Creative Writing. She began acrylic painting in 2018 and began successfully selling her work. She felt instantly drawn to the timeless, contemporary, and mysterious look of a black and white palette.
Erica is focused on beaded necklaces using semi-precious gemstones, vintage metal beads and trading beads strung with various types of pendants: Afghani, Tibetan, Jasper picture stones, carved bone, and primitive, vintage or reproductions pieces. She enjoys the hunt locally and abroad for unique pendants, beads, brooches and watch tips to create her one-of-a-kind necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Erica says: “I love the feel and look of beads, pendants, semi-precious stones, cool glass and shiny metals and enjoy combining them to make special pieces.”